Policy and politics

In the first of our Mental Health Act series, Nuwan debates whether Community Treatment Orders can be transformative in some situations
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Mental health services have undergone huge changes in the last decade. But what of the people who work in them?
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Long-stay rehabilitation services have been ignored in mental health policy for over a decade
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Our new series will highlight positive practice and the challenges within social care and mental health
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We worked with the University of Birmingham to analyse the economic costs of mental health problems in the West Midlands
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Following the Taskforce report’s publication last month, Priorities for mental health sets out nine areas for service improvement where there is good evidence of cost-effective interventions.
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Recent history shows that implementing mental health policy as intended is never straightforward. The hard work starts now.
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The Centre's Review finds that for many people being detained by the police was a frightening experience and that the use of police powers under the Mental Health Act has to change.
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Most of England's Health and Wellbeing Boards are prioritising at least one mental health issue in their strategies but almost one in ten has ignored them entirely.
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The NHS Constitution sets out what you can expect from the NHS as a patient and as a staff member.
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